Friday, September 25, 2009

Pope Benedict speaking about Catholic education in the United States said,

"A university or school’s Catholic identity is not simply a question of the number of Catholic students. It is a question of conviction – do we really believe that only in the mystery of the Word made flesh does the mystery of man truly become clear (cf. Gaudium et Spes, 22)? Are we ready to commit our entire self – intellect and will, mind and heart – to God? Do we accept the truth Christ reveals? Is the faith tangible in our universities and schools? Is it given fervent expression liturgically, sacramentally, through prayer, acts of charity, a concern for justice, and respect for God’s creation? Only in this way do we really bear witness to the meaning of who we are and what we uphold. ...Fostering personal intimacy with Jesus Christ and communal witness to his loving truth is indispensable in Catholic institutions of learning."

Our three retreat houses offer programs that foster personal intimacy with Christ. In the spirit of Blessed Chaminade we hope to create a "people of saints."
Above, Father Philip prepares the gifts at the Eucharist for the Senior Leaders in the Founders Hall Chapel.
Above Brother Joseph presents some guidelines for this year's teachers in the PREP program.
Finally, Brother Ryszard leads an engaging discussion with this year's teachers of PREP.